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Fragaria vesca

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Wantirna
B9
Size: 14cm
Available: 25
$/Unit (EX GST): $6.82 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $7.51 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Fragaria vesca Wild Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry, Alpine Strawberry,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit Clumping, Prostrate, Spreading

Description:
Small low-growing, spreading perennial with dark green foliage and white flowers in Spring, followed by sweet edible red fruits. Ideal for containers. Strawberries are great for making jam or to eat alone. Grows approx. 20cm tall x 30cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Shady Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Ants, Botrytis, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes: Performs best in a full sun position and a moderately acidic well drained soil, add compost or blood and bone. Water often. Mulch with straw. Space 30cm apart. Harvest fruit when it is two-thirds red. Cut plant back to 10cm after fruiting, this will promote fresh growth for the following season. Refresh Strawberry plants every 3-4 years. Feed with a pellet, granular or liquid fertiliser during growing season.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rosaceae NorthAmerica

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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